Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Karnataka

Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple

Location: Constructed during Wodeyar dynasty, Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple is included among the group of temples at Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore.

Description: This temple is preserved by the Karnataka State Division under the department of Archaeological Survey of India. It is believed that Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple is one of the oldest religious temples constructed in the rule of Chamaraja Wodeyar II during Wodeyar dynasty. While some say that it was built by King Tuluva Narasa Nayaka during 1491-1503. Despite of obscure history of this temple, it is one of the major attractions of Mysore city and devotees on large scale visit this temple throughout the year. According to analysts, this temple was constructed according to Hoysala architecture style. The door jamb and pillars in the mantapa are beautifully ornamented by the artists of ancient period. The murals depict scenes from Hindu epics which make it more interesting among the Hindu devotees. There are many beautiful mantapas in this temple and each mantapa was used as a pavilion for different functions. In the sanctum, there is a image of Lord Krishna and images of Hindu deities made from bronze that enhance the significance of this temple.

Activities: Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, one of the best picturesque places of India, has remained a piece of great curiosity for archeologists as well as tourists due to the historical background associated with the temple.

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